Category: IBM

Simplifying IBM Notes Locations Using Lotusscript

Struggling to remember which location is the right one to select based on where you are located? In a quest to simplify the use of IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) in our environment I started working on this piece of Lotusscript. Often people would struggle with issues receiving mail, it taking longer than it should…




Errors contacting the Traveler Server

Error: “The account cannot be verified an error occurred while contacting the server traveler” I ran into this issue another user was having with Traveler after the upgrade to Domino and Traveler 9.0. Reported Issue: Installed the Lotus Domino 9.0.0 and Lotus Traveler 9.0.0 and there is an issue occurring on the iPhone, indicating that “the account…




Enabling Chat Logging – Sametime 8.5.2 Server

Over time I have had several requests from managers to pull Sametime chat logs. Unfortunately unless the user was saving the chat logs to their local client and not deleting them I didn’t have anything setup server side to address this issue. I found several technotes and documents from IBM on enabling server side chat…




Compilation of Technotes for Running Maintenance for Domino on IBM i

IBM put together these helpful technotes on running maintenance tasks for Domino on IBM i. First we will cover how to create an indirect file for Domino, then some indirect file tasks that can be setup (most of the Examples are for Windows), finally how to run tasks on the iSeries when the Domino iSeries…




RestoreMailFile

Restore Users Mail File Lotus Domino on iSeries

Recently I had to restore a user’s mail file to pull data that was accidentally deleted. Of course the tape I needed happened to already be in the drive and with my handy notes from last time I was able to restore it quickly and pull the data needed. Now I want to share my…




Database

Speed up your Lotus Notes Client by upgrading local DBs to new ODS

You’ve heard of upgrading the server ODS version of databases to the latest supported by your version of Domino but did you know you can also upgrade the ODS version on the client? By default local databases are not updated when the Notes client is upgraded. Here are two ways to accomplish this which should slightly…




LotusScript for setting up and configuring Locations & replicating Server NAB

Until Managed Mail Replicas (MMR) I needed a method to change locations, create locations, and change a few other settings within Lotus Notes. This can still be helpful even if you use MMR though. Along comes LotusScript to save the day. I spent several months tweaking this code to get it working the way I…



Looking for Slidedecks and Videos from Connect 2014?

It’s amazing to me how a company like IBM, a leader in technology, is able to build a super computer like Watson but isn’t able to post slides in a timely manner from a conference they hosted. They are better than most I guess. No worries, check out Chris Miller’s Blog with slides and videos…




Great video on Preparing & Performing Domino 9 Upgrade

As a new Domino Administrator conducting my first major upgrade, I wanted/needed to be sure that I covered all of my bases. Need help planning? Curious on what steps to take? Want to know what critical files you should backup before upgrade? Then check out this video. This video from ICSSupportVideos helped me tremendously! It’s definitely…




Sametime Buddy List Control Tool by Epilio – Pre-Populate Your Buddy List

I have been looking for a tool like this for over 3 years. I opened a PMR with IBM asking if there was a way to pre-populate our users buddy lists. IBM regretted to inform me that there was not a way. I tried looking for a solution by Googling various terms (but we all…